In the early morning of 14 Jan 2020, near the junction of Bendemeer Road and Geylang Bahru Road, officers from the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) arrested a 72-year-old stateless male suspected drug trafficker. About 845g of heroin, 13g of ‘Ice’ as well as cash amounting to $5,350 were found on the suspect.
Photo-1 (CNB): Bundles containing some of the heroin seized from the 72-year-old male suspected drug trafficker who was arrested by CNB on 14 January 2020.
2 Subsequently, in the vicinity of Geylang Bahru Road, CNB officers arrested two suspects - a 26-year-old male Malaysian and a 24-year-old female Malaysian. Drugs including about 422g heroin were found from within a backpack belonging to the 26-year-old suspect. Prior to their arrests, the 72-year-old suspect was observed to have met up with the 26-year-old suspect near a bus stop along Bendemeer Road.
Photo-2 (CNB): Heroin found hidden within backpack of the 26-year-old male suspect who was arrested by CNB on 14 January 2020.
3 Based on follow-up investigation, CNB officers arrested a 64-year-old male Singaporean suspect at the void deck of a residential block in the vicinity of Jurong East Street 21. The 64-year-old is believed to be linked to the 26-year-old male Malaysian suspect arrested earlier. Cash amounting to $2,200 was recovered from the 64-year-old suspect. Simultaneously, CNB officers arrested a 55-year-old female foreign national at the hideout of the 72-year-old in the vicinity of Prome Road. A search of the bedroom in the hideout saw the recovery of 10 plastic sachets containing about 88g of heroin, and various drug paraphernalia.
Photo-3 (CNB): Heroin seized during CNB’s operation on 14 January 2020.
4 The estimated worth of the drugs seized in this operation is about S$100,000.
5 Investigations into the drug activities of the five arrested persons are ongoing. 1,355g of heroin is sufficient to feed the addiction of about 645 abusers in a week.
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
15 JANUARY 2020